What is special about Kathakali Costumes?
"To the super-worlds of mythological events the fantastic costumes and make-up give eloquent expression. The fact that the costumes are not individualised (sic), but represent certain types, classifying them roughly into the godly, the demoniac and human, places the show at once in a symbolical sphere." (Boner 65)
Samples of Kathakali Costuming
Sketch images taken from http://sandeepdesign.blogspot.com
What do the Kathakali costumes look like in performance?
Please check out the videos below.